A couple we consider family, Paul and Ashley, are getting married in Illinois in April. I've known Paul for almost 16 years, and he's like a brother to me. My husband, Mike Ryan, and I are thrilled that Paul has found the love of his life, and we were touched when the couple asked our son to be their ring bearer. We promised we would be there to see them united in marriage.
Unfortunately, we hadn't figured on either the high travel expenses or on several substantial car repairs towards the end of 2012 that sapped our savings. We want to honor our commitment for our son to be a part of their ceremony, but to get him there, we'll need your help.
What We Need & What You Get
Here's what we need:
$1,200 - Air fare
450 - Hotel
300 - Food
180 - Two days of missed work for Alyce
90 - Car rental in Illinois
60 - Parking at Philadelphia Airport
Here's what you'll get:
A number of unique perks have been donated by talented friends, including signed books, original art and games, and services. Some of these perks are limited, so if you're interested, act now! Check back regularly, as we expect to be adding more perks over time.
If you like a specific level of perk but would like to donate a higher amount of money, select the perk you prefer to receive and then, when asked how much you would like to donate, type in the amount you'd like to contribute.
If we don't reach our entire goal, we will use the donated money towards the air fare, which is the most prohibitive expense for us. Every little bit can help us get the ringbearer to the wedding.
Help by Recycling
Even if you can’t contribute money towards my project, you can still help out! If you have a used smartphone in a drawer collecting dust, recycle it to help my project. Make sure to use the project code below when checking out.
You will receive a pre-paid mailer, all you need to do is put it in your mailbox!
PROJECT CODE : ILRING
Other Ways You Can Help
Whether or not you can contribute, there are other ways to help:
- Get the word out for us! Share the link to the campaign, and urge your friends to check it out.
- Use the Indiegogo share tools to let people know about us. The more our campaign is buzzed about, the more likely we'll reach our goal.
- If you have a perk you'd like to offer, send details to Alyce at email@example.com.